Special Newsletter on the Visit of Ms. Laura Londén, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, to the Republic of Mozambique

No. of pages: 6

Publication date: March 2018

Author: Karlina Salu

Ms. Laura Londén, the Deputy Executive Director (Management) traveled to the Republic of South Africa to participate in the 1st Anniversary of the SheDecides Movement, a global movement to encourage and empower “girls and women [to] decide about their bodies, their lives, their futures, without question.” While in the region, Ms. Londén was accompanied by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, the Regional Director of UNFPA for East and Southern Africa, to the Republic of Mozambique from March 4 to March 6, 2018. This country familiarization mission gave the Deputy Executive Director the opportunity to meet with UNFPA partner Ministries, organizations and development partners who have contributed to the successful implementation of essential programmes and initiatives in Mozambique such as the well-known girls empowerment programme, Rapariga Biz. The mission also allowed Ms. Londén to obtain insight on operational challenges and opportunities within the context of UN system reform.